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AHeneen
10-13-2009, 12:04 AM
Good Nobel year for the U.S.

Foreign Policy magazine (http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/10/12/good_nobel_year_for_the_us)
Mon, 10/12/2009 - 11:05am

If Nobel prizes are any indication of a country's relative academic strength, the U.S. doesn't have much to worry about. With Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson winning the economics Nobel today (or the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel if you're not into the whole brevity thing) Americans have won or partially won all the prizes this year with the exception of literature.

The literature prize has earned something of a reputation for anti-Americanism recently with only one U.S. author (Toni Morrison) winning in the last 20 years despite a number of perennial contenders like Phillip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates.

Should have won all but two, but let's keep from filling this thread with more debate over that.

Rockntractor
10-13-2009, 12:07 AM
They are a sign of how socialist we have become.

PoliCon
10-13-2009, 01:13 AM
It's the rubber stanp of european approval for our changed ways under Barry.

linda22003
10-13-2009, 08:40 AM
Good Nobel year for the U.S.

Foreign Policy magazine (http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/10/12/good_nobel_year_for_the_us)
Mon, 10/12/2009 - 11:05am

If Nobel prizes are any indication of a country's relative academic strength, the U.S. doesn't have much to worry about.

That's kind of a leap, since most of the prizes are given for work that is years - or decades - old.

noonwitch
10-13-2009, 10:02 AM
I'm surprised that Joyce Carol Oates hasn't won a nobel for literature yet. I haven't read all of her books (she's written a lot of books), but all the ones that I have read have been excellent. She is good at portraying human relationships.

Sonnabend
10-13-2009, 06:24 PM
That's kind of a leap, since most of the prizes are given for work that is years - or decades - old.

Except for Obongo.